Chrome or IE or FireFox or…?
As fate would have it, I was already thinking of switching (back, in a way, because I had used it before for some time) to FireFox. Lately I have (had?) been using Google’s Chrome, which is lightning fast – but very skimpy on customisability, looks, and add-ons.
IE8 however is unlikely to become my favourite ever again; it is so godawful slow after having used Chrome… oh come on load that web page pleeeaaaase… better get me a coffee in the meantime. Outside the “Big Five” I don’t think there is anything to find for me except time-wasting on getting to know the browser &c.
So, for now, it is FireFox, and to get me off to a fun start I also installed some fun and useful extensions, to wit:
FoxTab – to spice up tabbing; not sure I will really use this but it looks fun
CoolIris – creates a Mac-like 3D wall of images on various websites (or your own hard drive)
CoolPreviews – generates a preview of a link; useful to judge if it’s worthwhile opening the link at all
TabberWocky – just a small but very useful extension of tab functions
Interwebs, here I come!
update: more extensions added:
LightShot – extremely useful screenshot tool
Foxtrick* – for my beloved Hattrick game, don’t think I need it but I can have it, can’t I?
*unfortunately the FoxTrick website contained a Trojan, so I won’t link there